Vegan leather made from cactus by Mexican company DESSERTO.

Vegan leather made from cactus

We promote veganism at the Fund for Horses as a way to spare all animals from pain, suffering and a brutal, terrifying death by slaughter.

Horses are a big part of that, killed and used in so many ways — not just for their meat. There is a tannery at most slaughterhouses. Horses who arrive too skinny to be killed for their meat, are killed, bled out and skinned, their hides sold on for a variety of purposes. Their hooves and tails are also highly marketable.

We came across this super company that makes vegan leather from cactus. Imagine that!

TheBeet.com reports:

DESSERTO, an incredibly eco-friendly vegan-leather created from cactus, that boasts “great softness to touch while offering great performance for a wide variety of applications and complying with the most rigorous quality and environmental standards,” per the article. Additionally, the material does not contain any toxic chemicals, phthalates, or PVC, a popular plastic that’s very detrimental for the environment.

The brand was founded by two Mexican entrepreneurs, Adrián López Velarde and Marte Cázarez, who came up with the idea after spending time working in the furniture, automotive, and fashion industries and seeing firsthand the impact of environmental pollution. As a result, they left their jobs and set out to make a vegan leather made from cactus (also known as nopal).

Learn more about the backstory and get to know how the company makes an environmental impact below.

READ MORE: Vegan Leather Made From Cactus Is a Thing and We are Officially Obsessed »

Visit the Desserto website here or email INFO@DESSERTO.COM.MX for more information.


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